Sunday, 16 March 2014

The Final Furlong

The lasts elements I worked on side two were the raised and/or padded elements.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

While they are not as attention grabbing as the centres of the main motifs they are great fun and rather challenging to work.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I think that they are integral to the design. While they enhance the swirling gold lines in the design, they also serve as quiet spots that gently lead the eye from one hot spot to the next.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

The fancy centres and the raised areas took 28 hours and 30 minutes to complete. The total beading time for side two was 86 hours and 15 minutes. Side one took 99 hours so the combined time to bead both sides was 185 hours and 15 minutes.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching


Renata's arts and crafts said...

This came out very beautiful .Are you going to do this in a bag ? is actually amazing

Rachel said...

Do you have a suitably special outfit to carry the finished bag with?

Wendy said...

this is so beautiful. I can understand the amount of time it's taken, but personally I think it's well worth it! So inspiring...

Cath said...

Great overall look. I particularly like the colour change on teh padded elements.